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Julian Bond
7:32 am
Wed January 29, 2014

WSW: Civil rights icon Julian Bond

Julian Bond (left) and Martin Luther King Jr. casting ballots for Bond in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Julian Bond

Long-time civil rights activist Julian Bond will speak at Albion College on Thursday. 

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Hobbies & Music
7:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Vinyl records gain popularity in Kalamazoo

Co-manager Sean Hartman at The Corner Record Shop and Audio in Kalamazoo
Credit Nancy Camden

Sales of vinyl records make up a tiny fraction of the market compared to CDs and MP3s. Yet stores reported more than 6 million new and used vinyl records in 2013. That's a 20-year high for the format.

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Storytelling
7:15 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

'The Moth' regular to tell tales at local storytelling fest

Credit courtesy of Allison Downey

Allison Downey is a singer-songwriter, an associate professor of elementary education at Western Michigan University, and a renowned storyteller. Downey will be one of about seven storytellers at this year's storytelling festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum on Saturday.

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Julian Bond
7:39 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

Julian Bond on civil rights history and future

Julian Bond speaking in Detroit in 2007 - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Julian Bond

    

The civil rights icon speaks Thursday at Albion College as part of the 2014 MLK Convocation

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Arts & More
4:41 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center hosts fourth annual Winter Gala & Fundraiser

Guests enjoy themselves at the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center's 2012 Winter Gala and Fundraiser. This year's event will be held on February 1 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Terry Johnson Photography

The word "gala" can conjure up images of stuffed shirts making awkward conversation, overcooked steaks and lukewarm green beans served next to standard-issue slices of cheesecake, and ill-fated attempts at keeping up with the beat while trying not to step on other people's feet on the dance floor.

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